Our Work With Seventh Generation to #FightToxins

Our Work With Seventh Generation to #FightToxins

For the next month 100 of our members will become Toxin Freedom Fighters as they spread the word through blogs and social media about the need to update and reform the Toxic Chemicals Control Act of 1976. In 1976 60,000 chemicals were grandfathered in and since then 20,000 new chemicals have been added, but fewer […]

10 Global Development Stories to be Thankful For

10 Global Development Stories to be Thankful For

Typically when we think of global development we focus on everything that is wrong because the challenges are so great. Rarely are the successes celebrated because with every move towards a goal there is still so much to do. Today we are featuring those stories that have been more about success than failure; more about […]

Powering the Country With Wind Energy

Powering the Country With Wind Energy

If you have ever headed north on I-65 in Indiana chances are you have seen the large wind farms along the highway. The Department of Energy, through its Windpowering America Initiative has set a goal of providing 5% of all electricity in the United States by 2020 through wind power. It’s quite interesting how individual […]

DoSomething.org’s The Hunt: 11 Days of Doing

DoSomething.org’s The Hunt: 11 Days of Doing

WHAT: The Hunt: 11 Days of Doing   WHERE: www.dosomething.org/hunt THE CONVERSATION: #TheHuntisOn DoSomething.org, the nation’s largest organization for teens and social change, has partnered with Lenovo, the world’s second largest PC maker who helped found the campaign last year, and Bing, the search engine from Microsoft, to launch “The Hunt: 11 Days of Doing.” Every day at 11:11 AM EST […]

Bamboo Sunglasses for Good

Bamboo Sunglasses for Good

The greatest consumer satisfaction these days is knowing that when you purchase a product you will affect change for someone in need. We have all heard of Toms and Warby Parker, but have you heard on Panda sunglasses? Panda sunglasses are high-end, ethical, sustainable, and handcrafted bamboo sunglasses currently fashioned in 5 different styles that give […]

Greenpeace at the People’s Summit in Downtown Rio

Greenpeace at the People’s Summit in Downtown Rio

Greenpeace, the largest independent direct-action environmental organization in the world, is having a huge presence at Rio + 20 both literally and figuratively. They brought their Rainbow Warrior ship to Rio and have been vocal about holding world officials to the environmental commitments they have already made and those that should be hashed out this […]

Future We Want and Rio +  20 at Museu de Arte Moderna Rio de Janeiro

Future We Want and Rio + 20 at Museu de Arte Moderna Rio de Janeiro

The Museu de Arte Moderna Rio de Janeiro  is hosting exhibits in conjunction with Rio + 20, the United Nations Conference for Sustainable Development. In this exhibit Brazilian notables – from artists to authors and models – and ordinary people come together to talk about the future they want. Museum-goers are also encouraged to share […]

Rio + 20: How Rio is Upgrading Its Urban Slums

Rio + 20: How Rio is Upgrading Its Urban Slums

Even while staying in Copacabana instead of Barra where most of the Rio + 20 activities are happening this week there is still ample opportunity to learn new things about sustainable development. I ran across this interesting exhibit made of milk crates in Copacabana an hour ago that drew attention to Rio’s Morar Carioca Programme. […]

Headed to Brazil, Covering Rio + Social, Rio + 20 This Week

Headed to Brazil, Covering Rio + Social, Rio + 20 This Week

Tomorrow we will be headed to Rio to attend Rio + Social on Tuesday with 500 other influencers who use social media for social good. I am particularly excited about the lineup of speakers whose work I admire like Radha Muthiah, Executive Director, Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, Helen Clark, Administrator, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) […]

Three Important Social Good Events – This Week and Next

The next two weeks promise to be extremely busy for the NGO, social good and philanthropy communities. Here are three events that take place this week and next. Child Survival Call to Action: This Thursday and Friday USAID along with India’s and Ethiopia’s governments will convene the Child Survival Call to Action event at Georgetown University in Washington, DC. […]

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